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The most infamous species of Stachybotrys, S. chartarum (previously known as S. atra) and S. chlorohalonata, are most commonly known as "black mold" or "toxic black mold", and are frequently associated with poor indoor air quality that is created from fungal growth on water-damaged building materials.
The FAST Micro Screen Check is a do-it-yourself kit for detecting the presence or absence of Stachybotrys immediately with no need to send a sample into the lab. The FAST MicroTest kit is a lateral flow immunochromatographic device that uses antibodies in combination to specifically detect the antigen (in this case, Stachybotrys) in a solution. Antigen-specific antibodies are labeled with a colloidal gold derivative.
Common effects of Stachybotrys can include:
- Cold-like symptoms
- Sinus inflammation
- Eye irritation
- Aggravation of asthma
- Inability to concentrate
Visible Growth: If you see something growing on a hard surface and think it may be mold but you’re not sure, the FAST Screen Check Kit can be used to collect a sample for instant identification of Stachybotrys.
FAST Micro Screen Check Directions:
When a sample is added to the Sample Port of the FAST Test strip, the sample mixes with the colloidal gold labeled antibodies and then moves along the strip membrane via capillary action.
In the sample window of the test strip, if the antigen is present, a second antigen-specific antibody captures the colloidal gold-labeled antibody and bound antigen, forming a colored line in the sample window, nearest the sample port. This is the sample line. As an assay control, a second line must always form in the Control Window. This control line is an indication that the test strip functioned properly.
The test is invalid if the control line does not appear. Two colored lines are required for a positive result determination.
This home test will:
- Provide Tools for On-Site Detection of a Potentially Toxic Mold; Stachybotrys
- Be quick and easy
- Provide immediate results with no lab evaluation needed
Everything you need to collect and self-analyze your sample is included. There are no additional fees required after test purchase.
This is a safe, easy Stachybotrys toxic mold screening test for your home or office.